The UK’s first independent 5G driverless car testbed has gone live in Millbrook as part of the AutoAir consortium.
Based at the Millbrook Proving Grounds test track, the Airspan-led consortium has deployed a small cell network of 89 base stations operating in the in the 2.3 and 3.4-3.8 GHz mid-band spectrum. The network also includes a 22 sector high-speed mobility 57-71 GHz mmWave highway system.
In theory, AutoAir’s network supports 5 Gbit/s every 300m. A public demonstration showed the system delivering 1 Gbit/s capacity to a McLaren travelling at 160 mph on the Millbrook high-speed bowl with handovers occurring every two seconds.